Culture Club Tastings

After his sold out series of talks at the last London Cheese Project, cheese writer and World Cheese Awards judge Patrick McGuigan is back with an all new line up of tutored tastings, from deconstructing cheese to a grand European battle of fromage.

The one-hour tastings are fun and informative, and include at least five cheeses and two alcoholic drinks. Tickets cost £15, which includes anytime entry to festival, or £10 for those who have already bought entry to the London Cheese Project.

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CHEESE DECONSTRUCTED
12pm, Sat-Mon, 26-28 May

What makes a great cheese? Join cheese writer and World Cheese Awards judge Patrick McGuigan as he takes guests on an expert tasting of artisan cheese, exploring how the key ingredients of cheese affect flavour and texture.

What impact does pasteurised and unpasteurised milk have on cheese? How does animal breed and species affect flavour? And what effect do rennet, starter cultures and salt have on the final product?

Learn how to fully appreciate the finer points of cheese using all your senses in a fun and informal expert tasting with matching drinks.

CHEESE 101
3pm Sat-Mon, 26-28 May

When do you eat the rind? What does ‘raw milk’ mean? And what are those crunchy bits in cheddar and Parmesan?

Join food writer and World Cheese Awards judge Patrick McGuigan on a tutored cheese tasting with matching drinks as he tries to answer all the questions you ever had about cheese, but never thought to ask.

From how to create the perfect cheeseboard to learning to taste cheese like a professional (it’s more complicated than you think), the talk will explore the how, why and where of British cheese.

Learn how to fully appreciate the finer points of fromage using all your senses in this fun and informal expert tasting.

BRITAIN v FRANCE
5.30pm, Sat-Sun, 26-27 May

It wasn’t so long ago that British cheese was the poor relation of the international cheeseboard, but not any more. A new generation of bright young British producers are creating new cheeses that can more than hold their own on their international stage.

See just how far we have come for yourself with an expert tasting hosted by food writer and World Cheese Awards judge Patrick McGuigan at the London Cheese Project – a three-day cheese festival at the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton.

Patrick will be tasting new-wave British cheeses against French classics, exploring the differences and similarities between the the two nations’ cheeses, and how they have influenced each other. Matching drinks will also be provided. He promises not to mention Brexit once.

You decide who wins.

 

*Please note: the events are for over-18s only and some of the cheeses will be made with raw milk and non-vegetarian rennet. A minimum of five cheeses will be tasted, plus at least two alcoholic drinks.